Boating Basics

Hints and tips to help make sure you have an easy and relaxing day on the water
Pre-Boating Inspection & Safety Checklist

Before you head out on the water for your next boating or fishing trip, make sure you do a quick pre-boating inspection a safety check. Learn how in this video.

Trimming an Outboard Engine

Trimming an Outboard engine can be challenging for boaters but trimming is critical to performance, fuel economy and more. Watch Barry Stokes, host of Fox Sports Outdoors as he explains how to trim an engine using his Mercury OptiMax Pro XS.

Helpful Boat Launch Tips

Take the intimidation out of launching a boat at a boat ramp! Angler Jeremy Smith, from Lindner's Angling Edge provides some helpful tips to launch your boat quickly and smoothly!

Boat Launch Etiquette Tips

Boat launch etiquette tips from Capt. Rich Tudor host of Saltwater Experience. Learn to launch your boat like a pro!

Maximizing Outboard Performance

Barry Stokes, host of Fox Sports Outdoors, talks about how to get the most out of your outboard engine. Get helpful tips from Mercury pros Skeet Reese and Edwin Evers, too!

Boat Safety Tips That Will Keep Your Kids Safe On The Water

Gary Parsons, host of "The Next Bite" and professional angler wants you to know keeping kids safe on the water is easy by simply wearing the appropriate life jacket. It's important to know and obey all nautical laws. For more information on life jackets, and other boating safety tips contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power Squadron, National Safe Boating Council, Boat US Foundation, the Red Cross, or your state or local boating law enforcement agency.

How to Remove Fishing Line from your Prop

Jarrett Edwards, Jarrett Edwards Outdoors demonstrates how to remove fishing line from your propeller. Inspecting your product after each use can help with the longevity of your engine. 

Mercury has an extensive network of factory-trained dealers to help answer any questions you may have. Your authorized Mercury Marine dealer is your "go-to" for all things Mercury.

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